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Selena Class

Selena Class - Editor

Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

Highly experienced proofreader and copy-editor happy to work unsociable hours and on an emergency basis if needed, all at reasonable rates.

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Hello! I'm a proofreader and copy/line editor with 27 years of experience, specialising in English written by non-native speakers and academic, biomedical and business publications. I'm happy to work using Word, Acrobat or hard copy proofs. I possess a very strong eye for detail and consistency in text, and am familiar with both British and US English.

Although my background is in biomedicine, I am comfortable working on books that cover a variety of subjects, including fiction, business, some of the 'softer' sciences, sociology, psychology etc. I also possess some knowledge through personal interest in topics including gardening, food and drink, some new age subjects, politics, history, genealogy and entertainment.

I became a freelancer at the start of 2015 and have since worked on a range of business-to-business reports, academic theses and papers, annual reports, event programmes and medical communications material, as well as books for some major publishing houses. It's lovely to see a book I've proofread or copy-edited hit the presses and then someone's shelf!


Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Non-Fiction
Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences Education & Reference Health & wellbeing Life Sciences Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry Nature Parenting & Families Philosophy Physics & Chemistry Social & Behavioral Sciences

Work experience

Owner

Self-employed
January, 2015 – Present (almost 3 years)

Sole trader freelancer proofreader and editor, working on a variety of publications, including academic/text books, event programmes, B2B reports, NGO/charitable publications, annual reports, theses etc.

Senior Editor

I.M.S. Health
April, 1997 – August, 2014 (over 17 years)

Involved in the writing and editing of in-depth profiles of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, white papers, journal articles, newsletters and online articles about the pharma industry, including strategy, research and development, finances, diseases, therapy areas, marketing and mergers/acquisitions.

Editor

Elsevier Science (Pergamon Press)
September, 1989 – June, 1996 (over 6 years)

Editor of Current Advances in Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology, and also worked on immunology/infectious disease and oncology publications.

Portfolio (6 selected works)

The Inner Workings of Life: Vignettes in Systems Biology

Eberhard O. Voit

Living systems are dynamic and extremely complex and their behaviour is often hard to predict by studying their individual parts. Systems biology promises to reveal and analyse these highly connected, regulated and adaptable systems, using mathematical modelling and computational analysis. This new systems approach is already having a broad impact on biological research and has potentially far... read more

Living systems are dynamic and extremely complex and their behaviour is often hard to predict by studying their individual parts. Systems biology promises to reveal and analyse these highly connected, regulated and adaptable systems, using mathematical modelling and computational analysis. This new systems approach is already having a broad impact on biological research and has potentially far... read more

Active Social Work with Children with Disabilities (Critical Skills for Social Work)

Julie Adams, Diana Leshone

Active Social Work with Children with Disabilities provides a comprehensive social worker’s guide to working with children with disabilities, exploring current issues from the perspective of both the social worker and the family. Many people are afraid of working in this field of social work and this book dispels the myths and fears about working with children with disabilities and build the s... read more

Active Social Work with Children with Disabilities provides a comprehensive social worker’s guide to working with children with disabilities, exploring current issues from the perspective of both the social worker and the family. Many people are afraid of working in this field of social work and this book dispels the myths and fears about working with children with disabilities and build the s... read more

Biochar: A Regional Supply Chain Approach in View of Climate Change Mitigation

Climate change poses a fundamental threat to humanity, and thus solutions for both mitigation and adaptation strategies are becoming increasingly necessary. Biochar can offer a range of environmental services, such as reclamation of degraded land, improvement of soil fertility and carbon sequestration. However, it also raises questions, regarding sustainable feedstock provision, biomass pyroly... read more

Climate change poses a fundamental threat to humanity, and thus solutions for both mitigation and adaptation strategies are becoming increasingly necessary. Biochar can offer a range of environmental services, such as reclamation of degraded land, improvement of soil fertility and carbon sequestration. However, it also raises questions, regarding sustainable feedstock provision, biomass pyroly... read more

Biologically Modified Justice

Colin Farrelly

Theories of distributive justice tend to focus on the issue of what constitutes a fair division of 'external' goods and opportunities; things like wealth and income, opportunities for education and basic liberties and rights. However, rapid advances in the biomedical sciences have ushered in a new era, one where the 'genetic lottery of life' can be directly influenced by humans in ways that wo... read more

Theories of distributive justice tend to focus on the issue of what constitutes a fair division of 'external' goods and opportunities; things like wealth and income, opportunities for education and basic liberties and rights. However, rapid advances in the biomedical sciences have ushered in a new era, one where the 'genetic lottery of life' can be directly influenced by humans in ways that wo... read more

The Neuroscience of Intelligence (Cambridge Fundamentals of Neuroscience in Psychology)

Richard J. Haier

This book introduces new and provocative neuroscience research that advances our understanding of intelligence and the brain. Compelling evidence shows that genetics plays a more important role than environment as intelligence develops from childhood, and that intelligence test scores correspond strongly to specific features of the brain assessed with neuroimaging. In understandable language, ... read more

This book introduces new and provocative neuroscience research that advances our understanding of intelligence and the brain. Compelling evidence shows that genetics plays a more important role than environment as intelligence develops from childhood, and that intelligence test scores correspond strongly to specific features of the brain assessed with neuroimaging. In understandable language, ... read more

In Catastrophic Times: Resisting the Coming Barbarism (Critical Climate Change)

Isabelle Stengers

This book is addressed to everyone who is struggling and experimenting today, to everyone who is a true contemporary of what Stengers dares to call "the intrusion of Gaia," this "nature" that has left behind its traditional role and now has the power to question us all. In Catastrophic Times is neither a book of prophecy nor a survival guide. Here, Stengers reminds us that it falls to us to ex... read more

This book is addressed to everyone who is struggling and experimenting today, to everyone who is a true contemporary of what Stengers dares to call "the intrusion of Gaia," this "nature" that has left behind its traditional role and now has the power to question us all. In Catastrophic Times is neither a book of prophecy nor a survival guide. Here, Stengers reminds us that it falls to us to ex... read more

Selena has 1 review

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David Tollafield

Selena has been a great copy editor and went the extra mile on everything. This was the first time I had engaged someone and I was surprised how confident I was that she embraced my project with such gusto. Her advice was spot on and she stuck with me even when I managed to complicate my first responses adding to her workload. The regular update was so helpful and no query too small or inconseq...

, October 2017

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